He Rejected Me And Now Wants Me

I'd never rejected a girl before. He started pursuing other women who weren't in our school until this year. Finally, I could take the pain of rejection no longer. To stop from obsessing and getting more confused by this guy, I deleted his number. I am afraid that I am going to loose my bf like all he wants to do is dress now that I know i miss feeling like i am sexy to him its kind of like he upstages me sometimes hes a hot girl haha. When You Get Rejected, But Still Come Out On Top. He says he doesn't feel like he wants a relationship with me right now and that he is so overly stressed with school. It’s confusing and hurtful. The Phoenix Suns came so close to going 3-1 on the season against some of the best competition in the Western Conference, but a series of mistakes and head-scratching calls contributed to an anti. The feeling is, My partner doesn't want me. He may be giving you all kinds of plausible excuses for not wanting a relationship, but the truth is that a man cannot control – and this is a good thing for you – how he FEELS about a specific woman. The first time my husband spanked me, I was utterly shocked. ” Another BellyBelly member says: “Between co-sleeping, breastfeeding, being a pillow, a cuddle bear, and everything else, I crave that time where no one touches me. He then filed an injunction to keep our kids from going out of state with me as I would surely steal them. That night after I slept with him, he told me he didn’t wanna take it further and to keep it professional blah blah blah. I asked him if he was ending it with me, but he said no and that we should see each other next weekend. or you want me to hand you something that you're standing right next to and are perfectly capable of grabbing yourself but you're. I just don’t understand I don’t want to put myself out there to get hurt but his gestures are giving mixed signals. Now that I am completely over my ex I talked to him last night told him that I love him and asked if he still wants me. I feel stupid and deluded. I did the test and had an meeting with her nearly two hours. Unless you’ve suddenly changed your mind…it really just doesn’t make sense to me. I rejected and he broke into tears saying he miss me and wants me back. But from now on I will seek God in the morning and ask for wisdom as to what He wants me to do with the day He has given me. I never expected it to happen to me, therefore I was not prepared for the rejection and devastation involved. He spent more time lighting and relighting the tea lights as they blew out than paying attention to me. Before hanging up, he asked me if i’d want to be friends…. fine because his currency was his incredible kindness. I told him twice more and he seemed happy. But i live in constant. He wants to stay friends though. But he does not want me as his girlfriend. The Revenge Of A Narcissist-The Reason He Wants Revenge He is not going to bring me down. That takes some balls!. He's also said that if I feel that being friends w/benefits is too much for me just say so. I want to help you learn how to handle being denied a promotion so you can rise back up and get remotivated. Plus, my brother is a big pervert. Just remind him subtly that you're "up there" without showing him everything you've got. I Asked Men Why They Ghosted Me. What a Narcissist Really Means When She or He Wants to Stay Friends or Hoovers You After Breaking Up like she felt rejected and wronged by me, and thus felt she. Before hanging up, he asked me if i'd want to be friends…. me but now I'm. It seems like he might, but you are dying to know, Does he like me? So many people get lost on the very first step of dating. I know I know, before you jump on me (haha) I know I still feel very abandoned and rejected when he does his own thing. He has even gone so far as to tell me that he dreams about me and can't fall back asleep, that he wishes he could still protect me, and that he is sorry for everything he did to hurt me in our relationship. Read on for my advice to “Anxious Crab,” a Cancerian woman mystified by the erratic contact of her Crab guy. When he says he doesn't want a relationship or he is not ready for a relationship, mirror him…. She rejected me but now she wants me? There was this girl i grew close to over a span of 2 years. Captain does “can’t be in a relationship right now” always mean “with you”? Can it ever be legit? I don’t want to get over this. What Jane replied is true. My wife wants for nothing. and i thought he liked me from all the signals when i tried to ask him out he said he doesnt want a gf right now. It is the "want to" that is real coming to Jesus! It is not walking down an aisle. The feeling is, My partner doesn't want me. There are definite signs that answer the question when should a guy stop pursuing a girl. His friends stay late and when I'm tired and want to leave he doesn't want me to and says he wants to cuddle and then when I do leave he gives these long hugs and kisses me goodbye. It drives me batty and has the opposite effect that he wants. Don't literally dominate him. I won't tell you to try to forget about him, because it feels impossible. What the BLEEP happened???. He no longer showed passion in our sex and he doesnt kiss me like before. And the next day she did the same again. Hi Tina, I found your article, advice about “What to do when someone won’t talk to you” very helpful. I want Jesus to forgive me. They said he once loved a lady but she dumped him because he was just a poor boy back then. He either wants to keep you as a friend, since female friends do. It isn’t about me or what I want. I was crushed beyond words. That’s why he is happy just to help me climax with his hands. It IS just one side of the story. you walk back over to your group of friends and spend the rest of the evening dwelling on how rejected you now feel. However he still hasn’t opened up to me like that. He has to make sure it’s what he really wants with me. New American Standard 1977 “And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day. He has been manipulating you for years, yes, he had a girlfriend with a girlfriend, and who knows how many in between. I have rejected quite a few people. How are you doing, husband? Is your wife considering separation, or worse, are you already separated?. The only thing is we have classes together everyday, and people have told that he stares at me all the time. His friends stay late and when I'm tired and want to leave he doesn't want me to and says he wants to cuddle and then when I do leave he gives these long hugs and kisses me goodbye. He wants to stay friends though. I've not seen him since then but he's tried calling and has text me that. I know they are coming around now because they want to make sure they are in our Will. I’m trying to figure out if you like me and if you want more…” He didn’t. Called inspector who is an employee for the company and he said it was to identify any problems or hazards, etc. To stop from obsessing and getting more confused by this guy, I deleted his number. 19 hours ago · Now, I’m only focused on cutting weight, but I’m mentally ready. Since then, he hasn’t contacted me at all (which is weird because we used to message each other every day). Now he tells me that this woman and him are friends. He tells me he wants me to leave and daddy to stay. I’m confused as to why you would text him at all if you had already rejected him. I feel alone. People say that he might like me and he just don't want to say it but I don't think so. Females deal with it guys don’t. And I want you to understand, Anna, exactly what Job later understood: That no matter what you feel or what happens, God does exist and He deeply loves you. I know the feeling my husband does not even ask me if I want to have sex if he wants any he just gets in pissy mood and when I ask what’s wrong says I am going watch porn if you got problem with it oh well I then even go as far as say ok why not have sex with me while watching and he says what I have to have sex with you or I can’t watch it. He tells me he’s sorry, he didn’t mean these things he told me, he was depressed, he was a jerk… but I’m not recovering, it’s been two years but I just don’t recover any sexual attraction for him. We were dating at the time, snuggled up on the couch, watching a movie, and he had his arm around me. It doesn’t matter, they still want to see them. I pulled away and he said he was sorry for and that he regrets everything and that he wants to be with me. I Got Rejected… And This is What Happened. I just don’t understand I don’t want to put myself out there to get hurt but his gestures are giving mixed signals. Version 3, Updated 3/7/2013 (Online version of the book Reconciling With Your Wife). They said he once loved a lady but she dumped him because he was just a poor boy back then. He doesn't want to jump back in immediately and. ”So, you’re gonna be calling. So I made the first move and told him that I liked him. My 14 year old Son has recently told me that he doesn’t want to see me anymore I take that back he wishes he didn’t have to see me anymore he is never expressed this to my face you now only use this text by the way I am in a divorce relationship with his mother for over 10 years now this is the first time is ever lashed out at me in this. He might say to himself, "I pushed her away and now I regret it and want her back, but she won't talk to me anymore. Jubilee Bible 2000. He was the one with the high sex drive but now that's me and I feel like he doesn't want me. he says he wants to focuss more on. I still have hope that things may work out and my friends tell me that he likes me, but, I don’t think so well at least part of me doesn’t. He didn't — he had romantic feelings for me and didn't think he could be "just friends" — and I was surprised by how hurt I was. Nobody likes to feel rejected and often the does he like me body language cues are merely ways men test the water, to try and avoid disappointment and find proof that the feeling is mutual. He does not want to divorce me, and I am trying to now he is in the back in the U. Because I came in today and she was more into me than she. Does He Love Me? 12 Guys Spill the Non-Obvious Signs He’s Hooked That’s because I want her to picture me in her life like I picture her. If a girl rejects me I want her to leave me alone and I want nothing to do with her. He will also now be at my bus stop sometimes which is a bit. 19 hours ago · Now, I’m only focused on cutting weight, but I’m mentally ready. I feel he may want out and is waiting till he is strong enough to do it…or keeps pushing me until I do it. But I don't want to do this anymore. I have to get through to her somehow. So, anyway, I like this guy and he used to like me, but I don’t know if he still does. My husband is 41 years old and I’m 43 years old, we have been married for 5 years , we have went sexless alot in are marriage right now it’s been 7 months ,he works out of town 2 weeks gone 1 week home ,well u would think with him being gone 2 weeks ,that he would want me ,or be excited to see me ,not at all ,all I get is a smake on the. These questions were submitted by readers. While we were great friends, we somehow did not live like a married couple, we had physical intimacy issues among others. With some work and persistence, you can develop a new and lasting. Please try again. If I go to the east, God is not there; if I go to the west, I do not see Him. He has not introduced her to any of our family or friends either. "Absolutely, Mattis did not want me to write this book," Snodgrass told Insider this week. He was always impulsive with money, has an unstable career, and cut out his best friend of 30 years suddenly. He promised he would come to see me. God looks over the millions and millions of people and says to them, "Welcome to Heaven. Jun 28, 2017. And you men, I want you to form two lines. Unfortunately, you're just a little too late. The list goes on. The following is an e-mail from a reader who blew it previously with a girl he really liked. That’s what is happening right now,I can’t even stop,I keep texting him every min,sometimes he just read and not reply,but I see my self texting again,I feel like am going insane,I just want to let him go,but I can’t ,I just have to delete his contacts but didn’t block him,just in case he want me around,and he want to be with me,but I. Now they want to know why I filed single. He asked me out, but I didn’t like him then, so I told him I wasn’t interested (I had just told another guy that I had liked him, but I got rejected, so I was still getting over him as well). “They still keep calling me for money,” Trump said, pointing to Cruz, Lt. If your husband wakes you up for sex, or starts sex with you when you're asleep, is that okay? A reader sent me a link to a post that The Transformed Wife did recently where she was telling a woman that being woken up for sex when she didn't want to be is a-okay, and not rape, and part of loving. When he reviewed the proposal, he said I had great ideas. His parents support me and accepted me but my parents are not agreeing to it because he is not Brahmin. 2 days ago · Nats, D. How to attract pisces man,as capricorn women? Do capricorn women get over their exes quickly? Capricorn guy rejected me 3 times and now he ignore me. old daughter. He gets drunk non stop. We were dating at the time, snuggled up on the couch, watching a movie, and he had his arm around me. So now we are in LDR again. He locked me out of my home and forced me to leave. Now if we get in an argument he tells me to leave and I tell him “if you don’t recall I have left many times” He never held a job longer than a year and a half, never had to apply to jobs on his own, and goes back and forth jobs with people he knows. A man’s deepest fear is that he is not good enough. But I will never, NEVER take him back. The Phoenix Suns came so close to going 3-1 on the season against some of the best competition in the Western Conference, but a series of mistakes and head-scratching calls contributed to an anti. I know the feeling my husband does not even ask me if I want to have sex if he wants any he just gets in pissy mood and when I ask what’s wrong says I am going watch porn if you got problem with it oh well I then even go as far as say ok why not have sex with me while watching and he says what I have to have sex with you or I can’t watch it. Why does he ignore me now? [ Answer this question] Want to answer more questions in the Relationships category? Maybe give some free advice about: Love Life?. But he rejected me. To my total surprise, Darryl told me tonight that he wants me out in a week. He was out of control as a teenager and I had him admitted for treatment against his will. Also this was my second time rushing for this fraternity. Now he is telling me that he wants me to move over with no job and no where to stay and find a place on my own. He Doesn't Want To Ruin Your Friendship: He might tell you that he doesn't want to be more than friends, but if his actions, words and body language are saying otherwise then there is a good chance he is just saying these things because he doesn't want to ruin your. His brother confirmed that he was there but informed me that my husband didn't want to talk to me. I told him twice more and he seemed happy. Females deal with it guys don't. 2 days ago · Nats, D. It can be difficult to tell what makes a person act the way they do. I want to help you learn how to handle being denied a promotion so you can rise back up and get remotivated. And I wonder, if in the hyperfocus of improving the relationship, has he stopped to ask her what she wants from him? I don't know. He wanted me to wait for him. I just stood there like an idiot, not knowing what to do. Recently I accepted a proposal of a man who has loved me since 2016, and has been patient with me until now. “My arm is hanging right now,” Scherzer said. The difference between I and me. You don’t say I’m just so sorry I can’t give you what you need right now and then also send me a pic at 1:12am if you are only trying to be friends. The question is “How can I handle a person who rejected me and now feels sorry, but I don’t want to talk to her?” I think the answer is right there in the sentence. My friend led me on and then chose someone else. Jamie July 2, 2012. I have tried so many things to get over him but nothing ever works. I just wanna know if he wants to talk to me coz i'm very bothered and at the same time confused of. If you haven't made up your mid about me by now and I have already and know that I want to be with him. My son has done this to me ever since he was about 4 months old. (Background info: This guy liked me a lot and as we continued getting to know each other, I began having feelings for him too and he asked me to be his gf not to long ago) Well, we got into it real bad & he made me so angry that I deleted him off of my fb. So I try to like him back and I end up liking him. Then he calls me at 6am (i only slept at 5) because he wanted to hear my voice. So I made the first move and told him that I liked him. He said we could still hang out as usual but he would get. He hung on my every word, stared at me like he'd never seen anything so beautiful, held my hand and dropped off a package of insoles after I'd gone for a 12K run that left me unable to walk. If I want them to love me, I have to be a girl. My husband left a month ago and has since moved on with someone else. He says that he was just being. How to attract pisces man,as capricorn women? Do capricorn women get over their exes quickly? Capricorn guy rejected me 3 times and now he ignore me. He’s also said that if I feel that being friends w/benefits is too much for me just say so. After a while I cut the ties but he now text messages me once a week or so I know he is stringing me along but a part of me still wants him to want me. A reader recently sent me the link to A Letter from a Husband to his Wife on Sexual Refusal and Reluctance and asked me what I thought. He is now saying he wants custody of the children and, crying on the witness stand about how he wanted a family, but I would not forgive him regarding his affair. Of course, now that I'm happy with someone else, you want me. I owe you a debt of gratitude, however. i tell her she's beautiful and she. It is not joining a church. If you have a question you want me to answer go here to submit it: Fraternity Advice. He even told me that one of his friends wanted him to date another girl at our school but he does not want her. I’m a young woman, not a lawyer but I know what I want in life and I have it together. So I try to like him back and I end up liking him. “He wanted to beat the woman out of me,” Maria said. I am to the point I no longer care. Oh and YES he is a HOARDER. A man’s deepest fear is that he is not good enough. He has not introduced her to any of our family or friends either. He told me the next time I seen him that he could only have relationship with his wife and that he had bee married for over20 years now. !! we both wer best friends before n now he refuses to evn b my frnd. His actions were so disgusting, that when one son nearly died in the hospital, he told me not to come, that it would upset my son, hinder his recovery and when I ignored that request and came anyway, he had warned the nurses to block me from the room. I feel hurt that my husband do not want me to share his troubles. He has dirty magazines liberally spread throughout his room and posters of sluts and whores plastered all over his walls. If you ‘like’ him as more than a friend but he wants only to be friends, he’ll pay more attention to you if you don’t talk to him very much from now on. I was furious but cut him off and got over him. I want him to want me not because I want to be with him but because I never hurt him to not want to be with me. He slanders anyone he sees as a threat. Before hanging up, he asked me if i'd want to be friends…. MY older brother is denying and wants to do a lie detector to which I agree. It’s confusing and hurtful. My daughter has rejected me and her brother. Unfortunately, you're just a little too late. I have been married to my husband for over 11 years. Sadly, the importance of reverse psychology is key to relationships. My boyfriend breakup with me because he see another girl at his church and told me he is no longer want me and live me in pain and heart break. He either wants to keep you as a friend, since female friends do. how do i get him to want me again? Capricorn male rejection. he used me and now he is with another in relationship. " John 15:10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. wanted to intimate with you. Now teasing is only one of many ways to get a girl giggling and chasing you, and in 500 words I can only cover so much. So i didnt want to get rejected so i did a puzzle to ask her out. He was at the start telling me that we would move in together and that he would help me in every way to settle down. They have outcast my family from the trade community over there. He has blocked me on everything but wants to remain friends. The only thing is we have classes together everyday, and people have told that he stares at me all the time. He thought I may be interested. There are at least 1000 people against my family and me. We just never told one another b/c we were both afraid the other wouldn’t feel the same way. " She said to me. What do I do now?. About the only one I regret was a woman that was not interested in. “He wanted to beat the woman out of me,” Maria said. We where also sending candy grams and I put 'From Someone' and everyone found out it was me. He said he really cares about me but he needs to find out what he truly wants. It was almost like an 8-year prison sentence, for my mind. He says he doesn't want a relationship at this time and it's pretty common. I scouted around for a while, and saw a really cute girl walking along, wearing a blue blouse and big sunglasses, apparently looking for a taxi, her cell phone in hand. When I ask if she's still attracted to me, she gets an attitude like it's a stupid question. Anyone agree?. It’s already been over a month. We became close because i was there for her when she was betrayed by a lot of her "friends" and she was in a bad relationship that involved multiple cheatings and she had very low self esteem after that (ie. Capricorn man ignoring me and flirting with other women. I am a 52 year old woman who has been divorced for nearly 7 years from a 20+ year marriage. “If a man is fixing his clothing and hair that means that he wants to impress you,” says Flicker. He wants me to give him a chance but i’m not sure what to do :( I can. is he trying to oust me as a way of coping with depression or if he really wants me out. You want her back in y our life but it seems that she has moved on and there is no way she will agree to give you another chance. This made me mad so I ask him why he was leading me on with all the eye contact and whatnot. But now you'd really like to reboot your sex life, but he's the one holding back. He Rejected Me. I’m confused as to why you would text him at all if you had already rejected him. “He wanted to beat the woman out of me,” Maria said. Help! My Husband Just Left Me. Robert White made Please Let Me Die, and in 1984, he made a second video, 0114 (see this database). When I ask, she uses special occasions (knowing we may get tipsy) as an excuse to wait it out. old son wanted nothing to do with her for the next year. Even when sharing that I didn’t get the job, he took the time to tell me that he had no doubt I could do it, but I had lost out to a firm who already had an entire staff in place. He is now very wealthy. Also, I feel no. I am recovering from of those now and want to tell you guys the story. His friends stay late and when I'm tired and want to leave he doesn't want me to and says he wants to cuddle and then when I do leave he gives these long hugs and kisses me goodbye. I just want the truth even if it hurts, at least I’ll know…. He then filed an injunction to keep our kids from going out of state with me as I would surely steal them. He showed me he really liked me, took me out to a date right after we've met, he never faile to keep in contact even when he left for another country, he would tell me everyday how beautiful he think i was and tells me how he openly likes me and would pursue me in anyway. Should you be asking out the girl who rejected you in the past again? – Absolutely! Why? First of all, people change their mind all the time. Student Visa Interview – How To Get The US Consulate on Your Side Now I want a f1. ” She is now hoping. Is He Interested In Me? Not If He Does These 4 Little Things Now, as an adult, I'm absolutely certain that every person who ignores me, treats me like sh*t, and abandons me is secretly in love. Suggest ways that he. 10 Reasons Why Men Almost Always Come Back. me but now I'm. He says he's not sure if he is in love with me anymore and can't support a relationship right now because school takes up all his time. However if you want to learn how to get a girl to like you (even your ex, and that girl at the coffee shop), then I strongly recommend looking up David DeAngelo’s Double Your Dating. (or if) he’s rejected. John 14:21 Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. You were NOT her first romantic choice, that is for sure. I’m a Brahmin Bengali girl and my partner is Kayastha Bengali. I also want to thank General Mazloum for his understanding and for his great strength and for his incredible words today to me — but me just as a representative of the United States — because. You cannot name a single channel which didn’t rejected my show. I was a good Mom, but now he was telling people I had abandoned them. Hes making an effort for me now. Now my feelings are stronger than ever. Everything he blames me for–is either his fault or his doing. Alison and Tony, please help me! I drunk texted with my co-worker and he's rejected me I've been with my husband 21 years and married two him for 17 years. I don’t think it’ll happen again for me. When dad is home, he only wants to be with him - he tells me to go away, does not want me to play with the two of them, only wants dad to help him get dressed, brush his teeth, make his breakfast, etc. Hi, my wife and I been together for 10 years, we have a 2 years old kid, we moved from our country because the problem it is facing, but after 2 months of been here she decided she is tired of me and told me she wants to be alone, I want to save it, I want to be around my kid all the time, I work from home and this is the first time im away from him, I been giving her space, but What confuse. Contemporary English Version You priests have rejected me, and my people are destroyed by refusing to obey. He said no, not anymore because ever since I rejected him he let go already. of Jesus in the bible I see how he was attacked, hated, despised and rejected. He said he only had 2 girlfriends and dont really know what we want right now. I am 24 years old and I have been having a serious problem. I knew he had was due back. I am not interested in being sexually intimate with my husband. I pulled away and he said he was sorry for and that he regrets everything and that he wants to be with me. She rejected me but now she wants me? There was this girl i grew close to over a span of 2 years. He feels like we do not appreciate each other, we don’t have the same interests anymore, and we don’t have fun together. I have to get through to her somehow. Benjamin came to see me four years after his separation, because his wife wanted to increase child support. Also, I feel no. He told me he isn't interested because he has to concentrate on his studies etc. We didn't end on a bad note. I feel he may want out and is waiting till he is strong enough to do it…or keeps pushing me until I do it. Nevertheless he said, he just had to work (works at a car wash and designs flyer for clubs) and that's why he wouldn't answer as well, because when he's working he's kind of hacked off by me wanting to chat with him. used to stare at me a lot. I'm got he doesn't like me good because I don't like me I hate him actually he's mean but for some reason his cousins keep saying he has a crush on me which is the most disgusting thing one time he asked me to be his girlfriend I said no and then today my friend dared me to put a tiny bit of barbecue sauce in his face and I did he got mad he called me a stupid a he didn't say it out loud. Then she says hey what are you doing on Sunday want to go get ice cream with me. That is infuriating to me as he inflicts the damage and I try to survive it. old son wanted nothing to do with her for the next year. But he rejects me at different times. I’m a young woman, not a lawyer but I know what I want in life and I have it together. He says he doesn't feel like he wants a relationship with me right now and that he is so overly stressed with school. But when we text, he barely does. For a while these excuses eased my jealousy. You see, I took the lessons you taught me and became a jerk myself. It's Wednesday, the day when we always talk marriage! And a few years ago I wrote an. Remote host said: 553 sorry, your mail from a host [206. This Is Exactly How To Deal With Being Rejected. He wants me to bring them back to life on the last day. The feeling is, My partner doesn't want me. 'Let me come home Mr Trump, I'm a patriot': Hollywood actor Michael Enright who spent two years fighting ISIS in Syria pleads with US President to be allowed home. He was the one with the high sex drive but now that's me and I feel like he doesn't want me. He's been everything I ever wanted in a husband for the past month. If she doesn’t have sex with him because she wants to make sure of who he really is and if he is really interested in her then he feels rejected and invalidated as a man. I got some lovely advice just recently in this thread: He rejected me! "I am really hot but not relationship material" My problem now is he keeps contacting me and I mean a lot of contacting, whether it is by phone, email, social networking etc. Lowes Tries To Silence Sucks Site For Complaints About Lowes. I told my crush (he's single) and said I liked him. So we rarely talk about our lack of sexual intimacy. It took me a month (2 years ago in the "marriage",) to decode what he had spoke about with the pension on voicemail and I will not accept his offer because it's just so wrong and horrible. He kissed me on the cheek twice and said something about maybe cooking dinner for me again sometime… Now, I’m confused. Yesterday I went out with a guy I mentor, and he asked to watch me do some direct daytime approaches. My other son split up with his wife last year and he is now living off the grid. ,barely kisses me except for the quick peck before going to bed or going to work. He kind of rejected me saying that he is not into relationship and told me sorry. I found that I was completely attracted to him. Maybe there should be a law that requires people to notify someone if they like them. I'm not thinking. Before you start blaming yourself (and I know you're trying to right now), let me just say: you are not the reason he acted like he was interested and then ghosted. The fact-checkers, whose work is more and more important for those who prefer facts over lies, police the line between fact and falsehood on a day-to-day basis, and do a great job. Today, my small contribution is to pass along a very good overview that reflects on one of Trump’s favorite overarching falsehoods. Namely: Trump describes an America in which everything was going down the tubes under  Obama, which is why we needed Trump to make America great again. And he claims that this project has come to fruition, with America setting records for prosperity under his leadership and guidance. “Obama bad; Trump good” is pretty much his analysis in all areas and measurement of U.S. activity, especially economically. Even if this were true, it would reflect poorly on Trump’s character, but it has the added problem of being false, a big lie made up of many small ones. Personally, I don’t assume that all economic measurements directly reflect the leadership of whoever occupies the Oval Office, nor am I smart enough to figure out what causes what in the economy. But the idea that presidents get the credit or the blame for the economy during their tenure is a political fact of life. Trump, in his adorable, immodest mendacity, not only claims credit for everything good that happens in the economy, but tells people, literally and specifically, that they have to vote for him even if they hate him, because without his guidance, their 401(k) accounts “will go down the tubes.” That would be offensive even if it were true, but it is utterly false. The stock market has been on a 10-year run of steady gains that began in 2009, the year Barack Obama was inaugurated. But why would anyone care about that? It’s only an unarguable, stubborn fact. Still, speaking of facts, there are so many measurements and indicators of how the economy is doing, that those not committed to an honest investigation can find evidence for whatever they want to believe. Trump and his most committed followers want to believe that everything was terrible under Barack Obama and great under Trump. That’s baloney. Anyone who believes that believes something false. And a series of charts and graphs published Monday in the Washington Post and explained by Economics Correspondent Heather Long provides the data that tells the tale. The details are complicated. Click through to the link above and you’ll learn much. But the overview is pretty simply this: The U.S. economy had a major meltdown in the last year of the George W. Bush presidency. Again, I’m not smart enough to know how much of this was Bush’s “fault.” But he had been in office for six years when the trouble started. So, if it’s ever reasonable to hold a president accountable for the performance of the economy, the timeline is bad for Bush. GDP growth went negative. Job growth fell sharply and then went negative. Median household income shrank. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by more than 5,000 points! U.S. manufacturing output plunged, as did average home values, as did average hourly wages, as did measures of consumer confidence and most other indicators of economic health. (Backup for that is contained in the Post piece I linked to above.) Barack Obama inherited that mess of falling numbers, which continued during his first year in office, 2009, as he put in place policies designed to turn it around. By 2010, Obama’s second year, pretty much all of the negative numbers had turned positive. By the time Obama was up for reelection in 2012, all of them were headed in the right direction, which is certainly among the reasons voters gave him a second term by a solid (not landslide) margin. Basically, all of those good numbers continued throughout the second Obama term. The U.S. GDP, probably the single best measure of how the economy is doing, grew by 2.9 percent in 2015, which was Obama’s seventh year in office and was the best GDP growth number since before the crash of the late Bush years. GDP growth slowed to 1.6 percent in 2016, which may have been among the indicators that supported Trump’s campaign-year argument that everything was going to hell and only he could fix it. During the first year of Trump, GDP growth grew to 2.4 percent, which is decent but not great and anyway, a reasonable person would acknowledge that — to the degree that economic performance is to the credit or blame of the president — the performance in the first year of a new president is a mixture of the old and new policies. In Trump’s second year, 2018, the GDP grew 2.9 percent, equaling Obama’s best year, and so far in 2019, the growth rate has fallen to 2.1 percent, a mediocre number and a decline for which Trump presumably accepts no responsibility and blames either Nancy Pelosi, Ilhan Omar or, if he can swing it, Barack Obama. I suppose it’s natural for a president to want to take credit for everything good that happens on his (or someday her) watch, but not the blame for anything bad. Trump is more blatant about this than most. If we judge by his bad but remarkably steady approval ratings (today, according to the average maintained by 538.com, it’s 41.9 approval/ 53.7 disapproval) the pretty-good economy is not winning him new supporters, nor is his constant exaggeration of his accomplishments costing him many old ones). I already offered it above, but the full Washington Post workup of these numbers, and commentary/explanation by economics correspondent Heather Long, are here. On a related matter, if you care about what used to be called fiscal conservatism, which is the belief that federal debt and deficit matter, here’s a New York Times analysis, based on Congressional Budget Office data, suggesting that the annual budget deficit (that’s the amount the government borrows every year reflecting that amount by which federal spending exceeds revenues) which fell steadily during the Obama years, from a peak of $1.4 trillion at the beginning of the Obama administration, to $585 billion in 2016 (Obama’s last year in office), will be back up to $960 billion this fiscal year, and back over $1 trillion in 2020. (Here’s the New York Times piece detailing those numbers.) Trump is currently floating various tax cuts for the rich and the poor that will presumably worsen those projections, if passed. As the Times piece reported: